Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:14
Humans arrived in North America nearly 14,000 years ago as per earlier estimates but a new research conducted by researchers from Université de Montréal' and University of Oxford claims that humans might have reached North America around 24,000 years ago. The study team made these claims after evaluating animal bones found in the northwestern Yukon's Bluefish caves in Canada. The bones have imprints from human-made tools. Some of the bones found in the northwestern Yukon's Bluefish caves are as old as 24,000 years.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:51
A pill routinely taken by millions of pregnant women for getting rid of morning sickness may not be as effective as it claims to be, a new research suggested.
The morning sickness drug called pyridoxine-doxylamine, which is sold as Diclegis in the United States and as Diclectin in Canada, has been in use since the 1970s. An older version of the drug has been used since the 1950s.
Study co-author Dr. Navindra Persaud, of St. Michael’s Hospital and Canada’s University, and colleagues reviewed data from a decades-old trial and found little evidence that the drug is effective.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 20:15
Canadian military officials have confirmed that a strange pinging sound coming from the sea floor in an isolated region of the Arctic is under investigation.
The mysterious sound is coming from the sea floor in the remote Arctic waters of the Fury & Hecla Strait, adjacent to Canada’s least populated province Nunavut. Local people reported that the strange sound is scaring animals away.
A military aircraft carried out numerous multi-sensor searches in the remote area, but failed to explain the precise cause of the acoustic anomalies.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 09:11
Two research teams, one from Canada and one in China, have demonstrated quantum teleportation across four-mile cables. The researchers have teleported photons across the cables, paving the way for a quantum internet.
Scientists said that the technology could influence the future of the internet. Quantum scientist Wolfgang Tittel who led the University of Calgary study was of the view that such a type of network would help establish a secure communication and also let distant quantum computers to connect.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:18
A new sensor has been developed that that detects E.coli bacteria in mere 15 to 20 minutes, much faster than traditional lab tests. A team of researchers from the Photonics Research Center at the University of Quebec in Outaouais, Canada along with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur have developed the new sensor that is not only more effective, but also cost-effective.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 08:07
Researchers have discovered juvenile shark teeth in the fossilized poor of the Orthacanthus sharks that were found in a coal field in Canada. The findings show that this ancient species of shark that lived around 300 million years ago used to indulge in filial cannibalism, a behavior in which adults of the species eat their own young.
Archaeologists have found evidence that humans used tools to kill and butcher animals 250,000 years ago. The samples were found in an ancient watering hole called the Azraq Oasis. It is the first time that the researchers have come across direct evidence of the act being carried out by Stone Age ancestors.
Archaeologist April Nowell from University of Victoria said that 250,000 years ago the Azraq Oasis wads a watering hole that used to attract a number of species, including human hunters who used to trap animals.
Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:27
Till now, Microsoft has made HoloLens available to developers who have gone through an application process. But now, people will be able to buy Microsoft’s HoloLens Development Edition, the company’s futuristic augmented reality helmet, without undergoing the application process.
Across the United States and Canada, you just need to pay $3,000 to get Microsoft HoloLens. As per Microsoft, HoloLens is for developers and business customers, but even if you do not fall in that category, you can have it.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:51
Researchers have prepared a symptom checklist that might help in the earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Before this study, experts have only focused on mild cognitive impairment as an early warnings sign of Alzheimer's disease. But now, researchers have been focusing on a new concept known as mild behavioral impairment.
By the term ‘mild behavioral impairment’, researchers want to describe continuous changes in older person’s normal behavior. These changes can include problems like social withdrawal, angry outbursts and anxiety.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:34
Many people try to sharpen their mental abilities by playing Sudoku, exercising and getting proper rest at night. Besides, there are many common computer-based cognitive programs and brain games that claim to rejuvenate memory and sharpen focus, but are they really effective or just the claim made are false?